The client is a US-based millwork and casework design consultant, manufacturer and installer, specializing in museum quality exhibit services. Most of their products include casegoods in museums, educational organizations, and science and nature centers.
The client was working on historical architectural product designs for a museum and needed precision millwork shop drawings to meet quality benchmarks. As the product design involved drafting multiple components and the design was iterative, meeting timelines with in-house resources was nearly impossible.
Thus, the client was looking for an outsourcing partner with extensive experience in millwork design detailing as per museum standards.
Developing detailed millwork shop drawings while preserving architectural design essence of the museum posed challenges such as:
Project engineers developed detailed 2D millwork shop drawings and casework drawings using Autodesk Inventor to facilitate seamless design communication between architects, designers and general contractors. Detailed manufacturing and installation drawings enabled zero rework during manufacturing to meet project timeline.
The client shared architectural plans and layouts of the museum floor in form of pdfs to communicate placement of various fit-outs for display. Concept designs for all products were also shared as hand sketches to brief the project team about the design concept.